Hana Yori Dango
Alternative Names:

花より男子


Country of Origin: Japan
Year Produced: 2005
Air Date: Oct 21, 2005 to Dec 16, 2005
Episodes: 9
Type: Series
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Hana Yori Dango

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Overview
Tsukushi is a new student at Eitoku Gakuen - an exclusive school attended by rich families' children. Being poor, she is always bullied and sabotaged by her schoolmates. Things become worse when she crosses the path of F4 (a group comprises of the 4 richest guys). And along the way, she makes friend with Rui, a person who has helped her often, and falls in love with him. Shortly after, her head rival, Tsukasa, also reveals that he likes her. This turn-around situation puts Tsukushi in a very difficult position as she doesn't know what to do.

The series is based on the Japanese shoujo manga "Hana Yori Dango" (Boys Before Flowers) by Kamio Yoko.


Related Links:
Hana Yori Dango II
Hana Yori Dango Extras
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Season 1

Synopsis

Makino Tsukushi is the only poor student at Eitoku Gakuen, the school of the ridiculously rich and privileged that is ruled by Flower 4 or F4, a group of four boys who come from extremely powerful families: Domyoji Tsukasa, the leader and heir of the Domyoji World Finance Group; Hanazawa Rui, the introverted son of a large company; Nishikado Sojiro, a player who is the heir of a tea ceremony school; and Mimasaka Akira, a madam killer with ties to the underground. If a student gets on the F4’s bad side, he/she gets a red notice and is bullied and driven out of school.

Makino hopes to pass her days quietly-- without drawing any attention to herself-- but one day, she stands up to Domyoji in defense of her friend. The next day, Makino gets the dreaded red notice. Even though she is harassed, Makino decides to keep going to school because she is a “tough weed”. She declares war right back on the F4. Her resolve gets the attention of her crush Hanazawa Rui and oddly enough, rouses romantic feelings in her worst enemy, Domyoji Tsukasa.

-- From D-addicts


Extended Information

Viewership rating: 19.6 (Kanto)
Theme song: WISH by Arashi
Insert song: Planetarium by Otsuka Ai

Production Credits

Original writing: Kamio Yoko
Screenwriters: Satake Mikio, Fujimoto Yuki, Takahashi Natsuko, Arai Shuuko
Producer: Setoguchi Katsuaki
Directors: Ishii Yasuharu, Yamamuro Daisuke, Katayama Osamu


Soundtrack

01. 花より男子メインテーマ (Hana Yori Dango Main Theme)
02. Cloudy Noon
03. Mysterious Chocolate
04. 絆 (Kizuna)
05. Flower 4
06. Glacial
07. 団らん (Danran)
08. 小さな願い (Chisana Negai)
09. つくし (Tsukushi)
10. 孤高 (Kokou)
11. 午前4時 (Gozen 4 ji)
12. ダッシュ! (Dash!)
13. Domination
14. Blue Mind
15. Wish (Instrumental)
16. 揺らめくキモチ (Yurameku Kimochi)

Source: YesAsia


Awards

47th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actress (Inoue Mao)
47th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Matsumoto Jun)


Season 2

Can be seen here - Hana Yori Dango II
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Cast
CharacterActor
Domyoji Tsukasa (lead)Jun Matsumoto
Makino Tsukushi (lead)Inoue Mao
Mimasaka Akira (lead)Abe Tsuyoshi
Nishikado Sojirou (lead)Matsuda Shota
Rui Hanazawa (lead)Oguri Shun